Event: Exhibition - Great Posters from the Great War; Recruitment in Canada 1914-1918
Date: Exhibit ends June 17, 2018
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Time: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Admission: Regular admission rates apply - Adult (18 – 64) $15, Senior (65+) $13, Student (13 – 17) $13, Youth (6 – 12) $10. Free admission for museum members.
At the outbreak of the First World War, the main form of communication in Canada was the newspaper. Posters were used as an advertising tool, most widely in Europe. Without a conscription policy, it was necessary to find other ways to convince Canadians to enlist. Recruitment posters quickly became prominent, promoting enlistment in the forces. During both World Wars, the large number of posters produced created a booming business for printing companies and graphic designers, whose efforts helped serve their country through Canada’s most historic poster campaign.
Great Posters from the Great War; Recruitment in Canada 1914-1918 illustrates the commendable effort that Canada devoted to the conflict and act as a pictorial example of how Canadian society evolved from the beginning of the war to its conclusion.